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11:00 7th May 2013

by @OfficialQPR

Rangers defender wants to hit the ground running next season ...

CAPTAIN Clint Hill wants to use Queens Park Rangers remaining two Premier League fixtures to try and build some momentum going into next season.

The R’s relegation back into the Football League was confirmed over a week ago following Rangers 0-0 draw at Reading.

QPR host Newcastle United on Sunday, before travelling to Liverpool on the final day of the season. 

And Hill hopes that he can sign-off on a winning note for the fans after a campaign filled with disappointment.

“It would be nice to get a win,” the R’s skipper told “If we can try and get some momentum going into next season we can hit the ground running. 

“If we keep playing like we did for the last 85 minutes [against Arsenal] then hopefully it will come this season.

“If you haven’t got the right stuff and are not made of the right stuff then it is going to be a very difficult season [in the Championship]. 

“We’ve seen that Wolves have gone down, they are a massive club and they are in League One now.

“There is going to be a lot of cutting of the cloth but we will see who comes in and who leaves and take it from there.”

Along with building for next season, the Liverpudlian also wants to repay the R’s fans commitment and loyalty.

Saturday’s live televised clash against Arsenal again saw the sold out signs placed outside Loftus Road, whilst the atmosphere inside - despite Theo Walcott’s winning goal after just 20 seconds  - remained as passionate as ever.

He said: “When you consider what they have had to watch this season then the atmosphere has been fantastic all season. You can’t question the fans support and loyalty. They were massive and always have been.”

Walcott’s strike for the Gunners came just 20 seconds after kick-off and proved the worst possible start for Harry Redknapp’s side.

It was characteristic of Rangers season, but despite that early setback Rangers grew into the match and Hill felt his side were unfortunate not to take something from the match.

The 34-year-old admitted: “It’s individual errors, it has been that all season hasn’t it? It was just sloppy play in the first 20 seconds, a few bad errors, and they stick it in the back of the net. 

“To be fair to the lads though we responded in a positive way which was a good thing.

“We could easily have sulked and capitulated against a very good team. We showed some resilience, especially in the second half, and I thought we deserved something.

“We had chances and imposed our game on them and made it hard for them to play. The keeper has pulled off a good save from Remy so there are some positives to take but it is still another defeat.”

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